AMC Developing Spinoff Tales of the Walking Dead

By Maureen Buccellato, FlickDirect
 Oct 12, 2021 03:32 PM EST
AMC Developing Spinoff Tales of the Walking Dead

AMC has developed another spinoff series of "The Walking Dead" franchise.  The new series, which will premiere on AMC= and AMC, will be titled "Tales of the Walking Dead".

The series will focus on characters, both new and established, set in "The Walking Dead" universe.

"The Walking Dead is a show that made television history and attracted an army of passionate and highly engaged fans. We see so much potential for a wide range of rich and compelling storytelling in this world, and the episodic anthology format of Tales of the Walking Dead will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans and also offer an entry point for new viewers, especially on streaming platforms. We have seen the appeal of this format in television classics like The Twilight Zone and, more recently, Black Mirror, and are excited to engage with fans in this new way, against the backdrop of this very unique and engrossing world," said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. 

Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of the Walking Dead Universe, said, "This series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas - bringing to life stories unlike any we've told before. I'm thrilled to be Channing's consigliere, helping in every way I can to make those new visions real for the best fans in TV."

"I started as a fan of The Walking Dead and have ended up as a showrunner of what will hopefully be one of its most unique spin-offs. That's nuts and I'm so grateful to AMC and Scott for supporting me and my writers while we pushed, pulled, and poked at the boundaries of this universe to bring you something new and unexpected, while hopefully still tending to what core audiences loved so much about the flagship show," added "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" writer-producer Channing Powell.

Production is slated to begin early next year.



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